Top 5 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now

I was right on schedule with CVS Health (NYSE:CVS), picking up shares just under $74. Recall that this stock has been absolutely crushed in the last 6 months and is now one of my worst performing stocks this year among those that I follow. When I asked what the hell was going on in the name, I told you that CVS shares were a bargain under $75. It didn’t take long for the stock to surpass $80, but the brakes have been applied. We had some pin action decline when there were issues with pharmacy benefit managers a week ago. Then we had the Fed rate hike. Now we are getting another big haircut on the back of updated guidance. Before discussing, I want to discuss the positives.

CV has really grown to be more than a pharmacy as it now has 1,000 walk-in medical clinics offering check-ups, screenings and immunizations, among other services. On top of that, CVS Health is a leading pharmacy benefits manager and now has over 70 million members in its pharmacy benefit plan. My recommendation has been to keep it simple. Buy on dips, sell on rips. Don’t buy or sell all at once, do it in phases. This is the recipe for long-term success. As far as CVS goes it has been in a nice trading around the core position situation for years.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: IPG Photonics Corporation(IPGP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Monday began on a down note for the stock market, as the Dow Jones Industrials fell back down below the 20,000 level. Major market benchmarks finished with losses of 0.6% to 0.8%, and some market commentators attributed the declines to nervousness about the Trump administration’s actions to clamp down on immigration. Others noted that the latest reading of U.S. economic growth showed a 1.9% rise in gross domestic product for the fourth quarter, finishing the year with an overall GDP increase of just 1.6%, down a full percentage point from 2015’s growth. Despite the overall sullen mood in the market, some stocks gained ground, and GoPro (NASDAQ:GPRO), Movado Group (NYSE:MOV), and IPG Photonics (NASDAQ:IPGP) were among the best performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so well.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Freeport-McMoran, Inc.(FCX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    In February, the shortest month of the year, copper, gold, and oil company Freeport-McMoRan Inc (NYSE:FCX) saw its shares tumble by nearly 20%. After a roughly 95% price gain in 2016, it was a painful reminder of years past, when Freeport-McMoRan was dealing with the aftermath of an ill-timed oil investment.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Friday was Freeport McMoran Inc. (NYSE: FCX) which traded down over 7% at $17.97. The stocks 52-week range is $11.05 to $20.25. Volume was over 24 million compared to the daily average volume of 18 million.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) tumbled to the bottom of the S&P 500 today as the dollar rose and copper prices fell.

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    Freeport-McMoRandropped 4.9% to $13.31 today, while the S&P 500 fell 0.6% to 2,381.92. The ICE U.S. Dollar Index rose 0.4% today, and
    Front Month Comex Copper for March delivery declined 1.7% to $2.6795 today.

    Axiom Capital’s Gordon Johnson warns that iron ore prices might be ready to drop:

    Beware: An Imminent End to an Epic Restock Suggests Iron Ore Prices May Snap Back Toward Fundamentals. Our work suggests ~70% of global iron ore demand can be met at a cash cost of <$23/t; add in $8/t for interest, CAPEX, & other, & we get to a breakeven of $31/t. In addition, w/ inventory restocking & current prices making further investment attractive, despite current excesses, we believe iron ore prices should be ~$40/t (i.e., below marginal costs); in this fashion, w/ Chinese real estate investment on the decline, we view iron ore spot prices >$62/t as a stretch. So what has been propping prices? In our view, one word restocking; first by the mills, undergoing the biggest restocking effort of Chinese steel in >6-yrs., & then by the traders, which have built their iron ore port stocks to a record, w/ days of inventory at a 2.5-yr. high (Ex. 18-19). Yet, w/ data pointing to peak steel inventory, implying risk to n-term ore demand, & the govt probing speculative trading, we see the current restocking cycle as very much so in the later innings

    Freeport-McMoRan’s market capitalization fell to $19.2 billion today from $20.2 billion yesterday. It reported a net loss of $4 billion on sales of $14.8 billion in 2016.

  • [By Craig Jones]

    On CNBC's Fast Money Halftime Report, Jon Najarian spoke about unusually high options activity in Freeport-McMoRan Inc (NYSE: FCX). He said that traders were buying the January 13, 14-strike calls on Tuesday. He added that these calls expire prior to the earnings release and he is wondering if someone is betting that the company is going to pre-announce earnings results. Around 9,000 contracts were traded in the first half of the session and Jon Najarian decided to follow the trade. He is planning to hold the long position in Freeport-McMoRan for a week.

  • [By WWW.KIPLINGER.COM]

    Some energy stocks just cant seem to catch a break and Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (FCX) is one of those energy stocks. As we all know, FCX made some bad moves and decided to get into the oil business just as prices were peaking. That wouldnt be so bad, if it wasnt for the massive debt it took out to buy stakes in the gulf and other regions.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Bill Barrett Corporation(BBG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Thursday, the energy sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Halcon Resources Corp (NYSE: HK) and Bill Barrett Corporation (NYSE: BBG).

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: MercadoLibre Inc.(MELI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Shares of MercadoLibre (NASDAQ:MELI) hit an another all-time high last week, and there’s another Wall Street pro who thinks the dot-com darling is going even higher.Barclays analyst Deepak Mathivanan initiated coverage of MercadoLibre with an overweight rating after Tuesday’s market close. He’s setting a $250 price target on the stock, translating into 18% of upside from yesterday’s close.

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    The Dominant Player Still Flying Under The Radar Of Most Investors
    Interestingly, it’s the same company that replaced Yahoo on the Nasdaq 100. The company is MercadoLibre (Nasdaq: MELI), headquartered in Buenos Aires, Argentina. And like Yahoo before it, MercadoLibre (“Free Market” in Spanish) was founded in 1999 by a Stanford Graduate student, Marcos Galperin.

  • [By Danny Vena]

    As I have pointed out before, Latin American e-commerce leader Mercadolibre (NASDAQ:MELI)is enjoying some pretty serious demographic and technological tailwinds. With internet, smartphone, and e-commerce penetration far behind comparable adoption in the U.S., these trends will likely continue to drive growth for the foreseeable future. But seeing is believing, right?

  • [By Brian Feroldi, Dan Caplinger, Rich Duprey, Jason Hall, and Jordan Wathen]

    So what other companies could potentially grow at a breakneck speed over the next few decades? We asked a team of Fools that very question, and they pickedMercadoLibre (NASDAQ:MELI),WisdomTree Investments(NASDAQ:WETF),Illumina (NASDAQ:ILMN), First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR), andNVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA). Read on to find out why.

  • [By Javier Hasse]

    “Take Mercadolibre Inc (NASDAQ: MELI), for example. When the stock market fell, they had enough cash in the bank to weather the storm; meanwhile, competitor DeRemate didn’t, and thus ended falling in oblivion. So, the lesson is: money is not a commodity.”

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: CGG(CGG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    CGG SA (ADR) (NYSE: CGG) shares shot up 32 percent to $7.15 after the company reported an agreement in principle on financial restructuring plan with main creditors and DNCA.

  • [By Jonas Elmerraji]

    First up is French oil service firm CGG Veritas (CGG)
    . The Eurozone-based energy stock hasn’t exactly posted blockbuster performance in 2013, but investors who ignore CGG for the final stretch of the year could be making a big mistake. That’s because of a bullish technical pattern that’s emerging in shares right now.

    CGG spent most of the last eight months looking anything but bullish. But an ascending triangle pattern is changing that. The pattern is formed by horizontal resistance to the upside at $26, and uptrending support to the below shares. Basically, as CGG bounces in between those two technical levels, it’s getting squeezed closer and closer to a breakout above $26. When that happens, traders have a buy signal.

    The ascending triangle pattern in CGG Veritas isn’t exactly textbook. That’s because the setup is forming at the bottom of a downtrend, rather than in the middle of an uptrend – but it’s a mistake to get caught up on the textbook pictures of what trading patterns are supposed to look like. On a move through $26, the trading implications are just as actionable.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Friday afternoon, the energy sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from CGG SA (ADR) (NYSE: CGG) and Geospace Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: GEOS).

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